Our country, and the entire world, is faced with a huge risk brought on by the actions of heterosexuals. These sexually active persons, perhaps unwittingly, are placing our social and economic well-being behind their needs to get off. In 1997, the International Journal of Epidemiology published a study regarding this horror afflicting heterosexuals titled, “Heterocopulative syndrome: clinico-pathologic correlation in 260 cases.”
The hazards of heterosexual behaviour have been well documented. They include, but are not limited to, unplanned pregnancies, penile and cervical cancer, vaginitis, a host of sexually transmitted diseases (some of them incurable or deadly), a disproportionate propensity to engage in child molestation, global overpopulation, socially oppressive gender roles, and more. A recurring pattern of these health disorders resulting from the union of the penis and vagina has been named heterocopulative syndrome. — Heterocopulative syndrome: clinico-pathologic correlation in 260 cases. 1998. Scarce, M. Int J Epidemiol. 2002 Apr;31(2):498-9.
This study clearly illustrates the need for governments around the world to intervene and outlaw heterosexual copulation and marriage – at least if we follow the same false-logic of same-sex marriage opponents.
Barb White, a republican candidate for the congressional seat in Minnesota (District 5), expressed her opinion that gay marriage was dangerous because, amongst other ridiculous claims, homosexual sex results in “Gay Bowel Disease”. That diagnosis is a frightening one, but what is “Gay Bowel Disease”.
In 1976, before we learned the lesson from Gay Related Immune Disease (“GRID”, now known as AIDS) that we should not label a disease to be exclusive to one group of people unless it really is, a group of researchers in New York studied 260 gay men and found that these men showed a higher rate of anorectal disorders such as hemorrhoids, polyps, nonspecific proctitis, anal fistula, perirectal abscess and anal fissure. All of which can be found in heterosexuals as well. However, due to the findings that such disorders seemed more frequent in gay men, the term “Gay Bowel Syndrome” began permeating medical literature of that time. Under this same horrifying logic, it could further be argued that there is a “Pregnant Woman Bowel Disease” as pregnant women are at a significantly higher risk of hemorrhoids than are non-pregnant women.
Researcher and activist, Michael Scarce (author of the aforementioned Heterocopulative disease” paper) responded to Gay Bowel Syndrome in 1976 in an article published in the Journal of Homosexuality:
In 1976, a group of physicians in private proctologic practice in New York City coined the illness “Gay Bowel Syndrome” in reference to a constellation of gay male anorectal disorders. Through analysis of biomedical discourse and popular media, it is apparent that Gay Bowel Syndrome is an essentialized category of difference that is neither gay-specific, confined to the bowel, nor a syndrome. The use and diagnosis of Gay Bowel Syndrome must be abandoned before it further lends itself to the formation of social policies and governing practices that seek to force gay male bodies into positions of social, cultural, and political subordination. — Harbinger of plague: a bad case of gay bowel syndrome, Scarce, M., J Homosex. 1997;34(2):1-35.
Therefore, should we accept Barb’s argument that an increase in anal fissures is grounds for denying gay citizens equal rights, we must accept the same argument as to other citizens and immediately ban heterosexual copulation due to the increase health hazards and significant burden such behavior places on the health care system.